The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139115   Message #3188309
Posted By: autolycus
15-Jul-11 - 12:37 PM
Thread Name: Editing Wikipedia
Subject: RE: BS: Editing Wikipedia
"Wikipedia: use at your own risk. "

I did read that wiki has about the same percentage of error as published encyclos - about 10%. And Harvey Einbinder tore into Britannica nearlt 50 years ago. Britannica had been taken as gospel for ever. Einbinder showed just how deficient it was.

It's why decent books have a fair-sized bibliography - you must not rely on one source; it's bad research to do that.

Especially as you can prove anything from just one source.

Wiki at least has the merit of constant, relentless daily editing.